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To start the installation process, please log in to your your cPanel. The cPanel Button is located in your customer area under Manage Account. Once inc Pa ne l, look for the smiling face icon of Fantastico ( ) and click it.
The first thing to select is the domain name you would like to install the board to (this is only applicable in case you have more than one domain name, pointed to your account). The Install in directory box can be left empty in case you want to have your forum as the starting page for your website (http://www.yourdomain.com/.); you can specify a directory, e.gf o r um, in case you want to have your phpBB installed at http://www.yourdomain.com/forum.
After being authenticated you will be taken to the Administrator's index. Statistic information about the forum will be displayed, as well as the version and details about the users currently online. You will also see a number of administrator function portals in the column to the left.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?